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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 25 May 1951University City, Missouri, USA
Birth NameMichael Robert Gale

Mini Bio (1)

Bob Gale is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter-producer-director, best known as co-creator, co-writer and co-producer of Back to the Future (1985) and its sequels. Gale was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Cinema from the University of Southern California in 1973. He has written over 30 screenplays; his other film credits include 1941 (1979), I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978), Used Cars (1980), Trespass (1992) and Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002), the latter which he directed. In addition to writing movies and occasionally television, Gale has written comic books including Spider-Man, Batman and the IDW Back to the Future title, thus proving to his father that he did not waste hours and hours reading comics in his youth. He has also served as an expert witness in over 25 plagiarism cases, even though this has occasionally required him to wear a suit and tie (oh, the horror!). When he's not in production, writing, shooting off his mouth or wasting time on the internet, he actually does take out the trash even when his wife doesn't ask. Well, sometimes he does...

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Copernicus

Spouse (1)

Tina Gale (? - ?)

Trivia (7)

Graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television (1973)
Bob often makes obscure references to his hometown in his scripts.
Wrote first chapter of Batman's "No Man's Land" crossover and will eventually write some Daredevil comics.
Currently writing the Marvel comic book Daredevil.
Frequently works with director Robert Zemeckis on projects such as A Field of Honor (1973), the Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) episode "Chopper", I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978), 1941 (1979), Used Cars (1980), Back to the Future (1985), the Amazing Stories (1985) episode "Go to the Head of the Class", Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Amazing Stories: Book II (1992), Trespass (1992), and Bordello of Blood (1996).
He and Robert Zemeckis were known as "The Bobs" to Steven Spielberg and John Milius (and others) since they were always working and writing things together in and out of film school. Their writing structure as collaborators entailed both of them to be in the same room discussing things out loud and then one of them writing it down in longhand (as opposed to writing separately and then pooling it together afterward like some collaborators). Of all their scripts, Used Cars (1980) took the longest to write, from beginning to end, since they had to throw out an entire first draft.

Personal Quotes (1)

[ on 'Back to the Future'] I don't know that part one was necessarily hugely cutting-edge. It was a very good melding of mechanical effects, where you can't tell where one ends and the other begins. So we're proud of that. This was way before we had computers or anything digital to do this stuff.. It holds up really well, and is probably the best time-machine film ever made.

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